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Monday June 5th

Franklin Street

Franklin Street sits at the northern edge of campus and it is the most famous stretch of pavement in Chapel Hill. Many of the businesses on Franklin Street cater to students. 

Students often rush Franklin Street after a win against Duke in basketball. Chapel Hill’s Homegrown Halloween event, which at its peak attracted nearly 32,000 college students from across the state, is held on Franklin Street.

General Script

Chapel Hill Town Hall stands on Sunday, March 19, 2023. From now until April 1, Chapel Hill residents, UNC students, and those who live in surrounding areas can apply to be a member of the Town’s advisory boards.

Chapel Hill Town Council hears opposition to development that would replace The Purple Bowl

At the Chapel Hill Town Council meeting on Wednesday, there were seven items on the agenda, including a discussion on the redevelopment of the affordable housing complex Trinity Court, two concept plan reviews, appointments to three Town boards and other land use items. The Town Council also heard from numerous community residents and UNC students during public comment regarding the preservation of The Purple Bowl in Chapel Hill. 

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Bul-Box Asian Grill sign is hung on Franklin Street on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Bul Box, new Asian grill restaurant, opens on West Franklin Street

Bul Box, a fast, casual Asian cuisine restaurant, opened its newest location on West Franklin Street on Monday, March 20. Jaeyeon Kim, Bul Box's director of operations, described the restaurant as an “Asian Chipotle,” where you can order signature boxes named after cities like “Tokyo Box” or “Shanghai Box."  You can also create your own with chosen ingredients.

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Spring foliage blooming in Chapel Hill N.C.on Monday, March 6, 2023.

Editorial: No Spring Break plans? No problem.

"We get it – the FOMO is real. Watching your peers travel while you're kicking back in your shared college town can put a damper on the relaxation that we are supposed to be enjoying. To combat the ultimate Spring Break FOMO, here's a comprehensive guide to having fun even if you're staying on Tar Heel territory over break."

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Raising Canes is pictured on Wednesday Feb. 16, 2023 on Franklin Street.

New tenants to potentially fill vacant spaces at Franklin and Columbia intersection

The intersection of Franklin and Columbia streets, one of the busiest and most prominent intersections in Chapel Hill, currently has three empty storefronts. However, new tenants and continued construction suggest a more bustling street corner could soon come. Three of the corners of the intersection — Seafood Destiny, MidiCi Italian Kitchen and the upcoming Raising Cane’s location — are all currently not open for business.

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